5 Surprising Ways You Can Use Soda

Learn all of the unsuspecting ways to use soda around your home!

5 Surprising Ways You Can Use Soda

Kick your cola habit, but don’t toss those cans out quite yet. There are many surprising ways you can use the carbonated drink around the home. Find out the ways soda can help you clean, style your hair, beat the cold weather and more!

Remove Stains

Using cola as a stain remover may seem counterintuitive, but it works! Spot clean a stain as you normally would before putting it in the washing machine. Next, add a can of cola to a wash and let the machine run as normal. When you take the stained item out of the washer, it should be as good as new.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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